Research and Health Services
Elwyn offers a full range of assessment, therapeutic, and health services to the individuals we serve, those served by other agencies and the general public. Many services are offered on our campus near Media, Pa., while others are offered at community sites in Philadelphia, Delaware and Chester Counties in Pennsylvania. We also offer the latest information in the practical implications of genetic disorders in people with disabilities, as well as the study of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Service Line Overview
Elwyn’s Research and Health Services include:
- Professional and Therapeutic Services: audiology services and hearing aid dispensing, nutrition, occupational and physical therapy and therapeutic recreation.
- Genetic Services: diagnostic genetics evaluations, consultative services, staff training, Fragile X Center.
- Dental Clinics: two fully handicapped-accessible, state-of-the-art clinics located on our Media Campus and in the heart of the West Philadelphia/University City area.
- Grace Pharmacy: a full-service pharmacy for individuals in Elwyn's residential programs and contract customers.
- Nursing Services: medical case management, medication administration, routine and emergency care, and nursing care planning and assessment for individuals in Elwyn residential programs.
- Research: the latest information in the practical implications of genetic disorders in people with disabilities, as well as the study of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Elliott W. Simon, Ph.D., Executive Director, Research and Health Services
As Elwyn’s Executive Director of Research and Health Services, Dr. Simon is responsible for Genetic, Nursing, Pharmacy, Recreational, Physical Rehabilitation, Audiology and Medical Services. Dr. Simon is a licensed psychologist who has worked for close to 30 years as a clinician, researcher and administrator in the field of intellectual disabilities. A graduate of Emory University with a doctorate in Psychology, Dr. Simon did his postdoctoral work at The Pennsylvania State University in the College of Human Development. Clinically, Dr. Simon specializes in individuals with intellectual disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health disorders. As an administrator at Elwyn he has served in a variety of capacities that include overseeing residential and clinical programs for people with intellectual disabilities. His research interests include developmental disabilities and psychiatric disorders, particularly behavioral and cognitive profiles of genetic syndromes and the history of intellectual disabilities. Dr. Simon has published numerous papers on many different syndromes including Isodicentric15 syndrome, Down Syndrome, Fragile X and Smith-Magenis Syndrome. He has been a speaker at both regional and national conferences that include the American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, American Psychological Association and the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed.